Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Beowulf / Shamol-wulf

I thought some of you would get a laugh out of this. The text found and forwarded to me by my wife Vandy. Remember those descriptions of pieces I had done for the long lost 'Outlander' film? Well everyone jumped on the bandwagon of our Anglo-Saxon Hero a while back. The lastest version is just hitting the theatres - and the * trailer * even looks like a bad video game...

From Antagony and Ecstasy, one of the movie review sites Vandy reads:

A cartoon is coming, || computer-created,
Generated on green-screen , || the graphics laid over.
Beowulf is the book || bound for the movies,
Retold by that rascal || Robert Zemeckis,
His camera is clumsy || compulsively gaudy.
The trailer is terrifying || a tragic misfire
Of video unviewable || and a valley uncanny,
The proud performers || plastic and ugly

2 comments:

awesomead said...

Apparently Beowulf is something to behold in 3D and some of the advance reviews are praising it, but the trailer does nothing for me either. And they reuse a particular line that makes it look like a 300 wannabe.

Oh well, I'll reserver judgement till I see it.

And as regards Outlander, all indications are for a spring release. There's no north american date yet but apparently it hits russian theaters at the end of march... well see I guess. Apparently they are just finishing up the effects work now and are working on the musical score...

STAG said...

Did Geats ever go Viking?

 

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